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Turner Surname

For anyone researching the surname of Turner. Maybe together we can help find our ancestors. Please put your area of research in the Discussion Title so we know where you need help. Let's have fun.

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Turners of Spartanburg, Greenville and Pickens counties SC

Started by C.T. Foster Jun 20, 2016.

Descendants of Robert TURNER of MA 5 Replies

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by TTurner Aug 13, 2015.

George TURNER of MA 1 Reply

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by James P. LaLone May 15, 2015.

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Comment by Peggy Heim Lowe on October 25, 2013 at 8:39am

My husband's grandmother was a Turner.  In the early 1800s JOHN TURNER (1813-1885) moved from SC into Lumpkin Co and Dawson Co in Georgia.  Several family members are buried in the Turner Family Cemetery in Dawson Co.  I've hit a wall with John Turner from SC.  Any help/hints are greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Comment by Niki Bass on October 11, 2012 at 9:12am

Hello, I am new as well.  Started researching family and found there are a lot of Turners out there.  Researching the Turners from Ray, Missouri.  Once was call Fishing River Township.  Close to Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  Before Missouri they were in Kentucky and then Virginia.  My great-great grandparents are Doniphan and Mary Turner (Hutchings). 

Comment by Mary Louise Turner on May 11, 2012 at 6:37am

Morning Everyone, I'm new here have been doing research on my husband Robert's family, we live in Indiana all our lives.  We have been looking for his GG Grandmother Harriet Turner.  It has taken us years to find what we have.  She married his GG Grandfather John Willis Turner on December 7, 1843 at Madison, IN .  On the Marriage license she was Harriet Johnson Burch then we found her in Lost Creek Township Vigo County IN she is listed with 4 children but by then John had died.  At some point she married a Terry Flood but we don't have any information about the marriage.  We're thinking they were married in Clay County, IN at the time the county seat would have been Bowling Green, IN and the court house burned to the ground with of course all records.  this marriage produced a son James and I have gone that direction trying to trace Harriet to see if could find her burial or anything that way, any suggestions welcome:)  If anyone needs information we're willing to help.  Vigo, Clay, Putnam, Parke, Sullivan counties surround us.

Mary Louise Turner

Comment by Nicole Polk on May 4, 2012 at 2:47pm

Hi I am researching Turners in early Maryland. Samuel Turner grandson of Edward Turner. He married Verlinda McPherson daughter of Alexander McPherson. Anyway just wanted to let you all know what I am currently researching, and see if anyone else is looking into this family or related families.

Comment by Vicci S Turner on May 2, 2012 at 2:18pm

Hi Everyone, I am new to Genealogy Wise and look forward to the Turner group.

I am looking for the parents for Joseph V. Turner. I believe his parents were born in Kentucky. Joseph may have been the offspring of William E. Turner who died in Adair County, MO or may have been a family member. Any help will be appreciated.

Joseph V.TURNER - born on 21 June 1855 in Missouri; died on 01 August 1923 in Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma

Wife - Ellen Ora MEEKER, daughter of Martin Vanburen MEEKER and Martha Ann MCCLANAHAN. Married Joseph V. Turner on 12 May 1878 in Knox, Missouri. She was born on 28 December 1853 in Illinois, USA. She died on 22 January 1924 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California.

Joseph & Ellen had six children:

Florence Annie Turner Hardee (1878 - 1972) Born - Nebraska; Died Los Angeles, CA

Ora Belle Turner Crews (1881 - 1921) Born - Benton, Missouri; Died Pawnee, Oklahoma

Ethel May Turner Monroe (1882 - 1980) Died Los Angeles, CA

Earle Turner (1884 - ?) Born - Adair County, Missouri

Ralph J. Turner (1885 - 1947) Born - Missouri; Died Butte, CA

Orvil Martin Turner (1887 - 1962) Born - Kirksville, Adair, MO; Died Yuba City, CA

Comment by David Allen Turner on January 20, 2012 at 8:38pm

hi all,  i'm looking for relatives to my grandfather Myron Albert Turner. He was born in Burlington VT. in 1916. He had several brothers one of which was an Edsen Turner( edsen may have been his father?). He married a Mary Cook from Virginia, who's mother was originally from Franklin County NY. He (Myron Turner) eventually moved to Halifax County, NC during the great depresson, and that is where he and his family settled.  I'm hoping to find some of his sibling relatives who are still alive, and to find out if anyone has a clue to where my grandfather's original family came from. It seems that at one time before his death, he had mentioned that he came from French Canadian heratige?

Comment by James Barter on September 10, 2009 at 6:56pm
Keri, I forgot to include that she was emphatic that he was from Virginia but never mentioned a town or city.
Comment by James Barter on September 10, 2009 at 6:53pm
Keri - My problem is that I have no information except a DNA profile that indicates that my male ancestors were surnamed Turner. My mother was a secretive woman and raised me to believe that my father was a man named Clarence Barter. However my birth certificate listed my father as Patrick Flanagan. My mother was a housekeeper for him and his two daughters when I was born. she once told me he was a nice man that let her use his name on my birth certificate. When I was 18 I had my name legally change to Barter because that was the name I had been known by. About that time my mother told me that my real father was a man named Samuel Turner, and that he was a gentleman. At the time of my conception (fall of 1929) my mother was living in Portland, Maine. She apparently met Samuel Turner there. I have scoured the city directories for the Portland area for several years each side of 1929 without finding any mention of Samuel Turner. My assumption is that he must have been a summer visitor or an itinerant worker. My mother was born in 1908 in Georgetown, Maine. I would assume that Samuel Turner was born somewhere between 1900 and 1915. She died in 1972 without ever telling me anything that would help pin this down. If there were DNA results for Samuel Turners, from Virginia, born in the early 1900s or from his male relatives or other progeny it might be helpful. If it wasn't for the DNA results I might have suspected that the information about Samuel Turner was false. Of course she might have been wrong about where he came from. So many possibilities, so few clues. This is all I have.
Comment by Keri Paridon on September 10, 2009 at 2:21pm
James, I've found there were several Samuel Turner's in VA. I've followed a few... Do you have any more info to go on?
Comment by Keri Paridon on September 10, 2009 at 2:19pm
I'm looking for info on Turner's from VA. I've found quite a bit of info, but still have some holes in it. The line I'm studying includes Shadrack (married to Ann Pollard Hill) and Samuel (married to Nancy Stovall). I've also found some info for Turners from KY, but they are distantly related and I haven't gotten that far yet. :)

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